This week I thought I would showcase some exercise videos that I currently own.
Because I had to get with the times I “upgraded” to DVDs and now we have the digital purchase options as well.
I have not used my exercise videos in a long time and this week I realized why. Most of them are too long!
I do not have a lot of extra time and I am not a fan of waking up at the crack of dawn so I keep my exercises short (about 20-30 minutes). Most of the videos we own are 60 minutes or more! Why?!
I was determined to only use the exercise videos and I ended up just doing 3 days because I did not want to use just one set of the videos we had. Plus, the rest I could not fit in.
Moral: Get videos that fit into your lifestyle and not just because they are popular at the time!
Here’s how I moved this week:
I did the upper body circuit from Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 videos.
I love these videos! I do not regret owning these because you can get a very effective workout with this guy in just 25 minutes!
I did another T25 video and this time for the lower body. Now you can see what I meant by not wanting this post to showcase just one video series.
Pic from my Instagram @YOUnfolded
Today I went for something different with the P90X stretch video. Not the yoga video, which is over 1 hour!
Tony Horton (the man behind P90x) has jokes and he often made me laugh and lose my concentration with a stretch 😀 But he is fun and it was a really great stretch that I felt for the rest of the week. I just can’t commit to doing one hour every day. At least not at this point in life.
Here are a few other recommendations of current videos I have enjoyed:
Shaun T’s Rockin’ Body Workout Set – These are dance videos that target different muscles and have various time frames to work with. I bought this for my mom when it was on sale on Groupon because she loves to dance and we both loved it!
TapouT XT Workout Set– Mixed martial arts (MMA) inspired exercises developed by pro trainer and fitness expert Mike Karpenko. Think kicks, elbows, and sweat! There is a great mix of strength training and cardio with each exercise that are also specific to a target area. The average length of the exercises is about 45 minutes.
Zumba® – Dance fitness with a great mix of high and low intensity moves to give you an incredible sweat afterwards! I think by now you can tell I like to dance;-) All of their videos are fun and they are mostly about one hour long, however it feels like a party so the hour flies!
This week felt like a dud for me 🙁 It was a very busy week for my husband and I and we also went on vacation for the long labor day weekend. But I did have quite the adventurous vacation and I would say that together with 3 days of active exercise it was not that bad.
Own any exercise videos? I know I am not the only Jane Fonda fan out there 😉
“Energy and persistence conquer all things” – Benjamin Franklin